Monday, February 14, 2011

Making Do


Flash Lamp
Originally uploaded by killy
Twice on the way to work i wanted to stop, set up a tripod and take a photo of the Houston landscape. Both times I could see myself doing it in my mind, but i did't have my camera with me. Would i have done it if i had my equipment with me? Perhaps.

The first shot was as i came over I-10 on the west loop looking towards the galleria complex. The sunlight was sharp and orange and filtered through a bright blue cloud and there was the slightest hint of fog.

The second was on the south loop just before Weslayan of a field that houses a church garden and an seemingly infinite number of electric towers that receded into a blue green fog.

I am making many more mental notes of locations as i run across them.

I fell asleep today before i could touch my camera, but i woke up at 10:30 and completed my assignment: balancing (exposure, not color ... yet) ambient light and flash.

Another cool thing i did this weekend was making a few homemade light modifiers. The first is what i call a strobe lamp made from the bottom of a milk carton. Works deliciously!

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